Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – water tower SH1 Hamilton Road

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Water tower SH1 Hamilton Road Cambridge New Zealand

If you want to have a look it’s best to stop and wander into the small park. A good place for a quick break and a cup of tea. Built in 1903 the water tower is found beside Resthaven Resthome in Paine Park – part of the Cambridge greenbelt on the corner of Vogel Street and Hamilton Road SH1 on the western edge of Cambridge.

Athletic Park Cambridge New Zealand

Athletic Park Cambridge New Zealand

A reader reminds me that athletics meetings were held on Victoria Square – formerly known as the Government Acre – before the move to Athletic Park on the Greenbelt at the Hamilton Road (SH1) Vogal Street corner. As I recall running at least the one meeting on the square the move must have happened around 1960 when I was intermediate / middle school age – please correct me if I am wrong. Athletic Park is on the left as you slow for the 50k sign travelling into Cambridge from the north west on the Hamilton Cambridge road.

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Resthaven official opening 25 November 1972

Resthaven opening ceremony

Although I recognise some faces I cannot put names to any. Perhaps you can help?

Published: 25/4/2010 | updated 2/10/2011

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